England Coast Path: Easington to Filey Brigg

Find out about the progress of improving coastal access - including maps, process and timing - in North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Map of the stretch

Natural England has begun to investigate how to improve coastal access along a 95 km stretch of coast in North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire between Easington and Filey Brigg.

Officers from North Yorkshire County Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are providing expert local advice and helping to ensure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.

Stage of progress

Stage 4: Determine

On 28 February 2018, Natural England submitted a report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Easington and Filey Brigg.

The period for making representations and objections about the report closed at midnight on 25 April 2018. The report is still available to view.

Objections are forwarded for consideration by an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The inspector will make recommendations to the Secretary of State in respect of each one.

Natural England may not make any further changes to the report as a result of the representations and objections, but will make comments about them for consideration by the Secretary of State and, in the case of objections, the appointed person (an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate).

The Secretary of State will consider all the representations and objections before making a decision about Natural England’s report.

Next steps

Stage 5: Open

Once the Secretary of State has approved the report, Natural England will start work with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and North Yorkshire County Council on preparing the route for public use.

The first step will be to contact owners and occupiers of the affected land to discuss the design and location of any new infrastructure which is required such as signs and gates.

When preparations are complete, new access rights will be brought into force along the route and adjoining spreading room.

Find out more about the England Coast Path

See information about all stretches in preparation around England’s coast.

The coastal access scheme gives details of the process being followed to improve access to the coast.

Contact the coastal access team

Contact Natural England with any comments, suggestions or queries you have about improving coastal access.

Coastal access delivery team (North east)

Natural England
Mail Hub
County Hall
Spetchley Road


See the map below for more information about progress on improving coastal access in other parts of the north east of England.

Published 2 February 2016
Last updated 3 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Removed the sentence giving a date for when access is expected to be ready.

  2. Date new access expected to be ready changed from 2019 to 2020.

  3. Page updated to show this stretch is now at stage 4.

  4. First published.